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Among the era’s triumphs were the Civil Rights Act of 1964, barring

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Project SC Butler: Day 38: Sentence Correction (SC1)

Among the era’s triumphs were the Civil Rights Act of 1964, barring segregation in public places; the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1964, prohibiting the poll tax; and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which ordered the state should abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.

(A) should abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote
(B) would abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote
(C) to abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote
(D) abolishing of literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote
(E) the abolishing of literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote

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17 Dec 2018, 09:08
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aragonn wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 38: Sentence Correction (SC1)

Among the era’s triumphs were the Civil Rights Act of 1964, barring segregation in public places; the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1964, prohibiting the poll tax; and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which ordered the state should abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.

A. should abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.
B. would abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.
C. to abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.
D. abolishing of literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.
E. the abolishing of literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote

Firstly the sentence is wrong in the underlined portion because the 'ordered the state should' is not structurally correct.Since there should have been a 'that' to expain the order from the Act.option A is crossed.

Similarly the would abolish is also improper usage of tense and illogical meaning as the statement does not mkae any proper sense.

option C correctly links the verb to the noun with a preposition 'to'.Also 'ordered X to' is idiomatically sound. So option C is correct answer.

'abolishing' is modifying the state and the sentence is not only unstructured but also distorts the intended meaning.

option E also distrots the intended meaning as it suggests that the state has to only check the prerequisite of the requirement and has nothing to do with the implementation of the act.
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17 Dec 2018, 06:14
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17 Dec 2018, 07:34
aragonn wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 38: Sentence Correction (SC1)

Among the era’s triumphs were the Civil Rights Act of 1964, barring segregation in public places; the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1964, prohibiting the poll tax; and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which ordered the state should abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.

A. should abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.
B. would abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.
C. to abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.
D. abolishing of literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.
E. the abolishing of literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote

Narrows down to A and C...
C shows clear intent....
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17 Dec 2018, 08:31
Among the era’s triumphs were the Civil Rights Act of 1964, barring segregation in public places; the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1964, prohibiting the poll tax; and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which ordered the state should abolish literacy tests as a requirement for registering to vote.

In the meaning of the sentence, 1965 Voting Rights Act ordered the state to abolish literacy tests is clear.
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05 Apr 2019, 21:47
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I thought Ordered is a bossy verb, which would require a command subjunctive in infinitive form. So I went with "to abolish" in 'C'. Was my approach correct ? Experts ?
Re: Among the era’s triumphs were the Civil Rights Act of 1964, barring   [#permalink] 05 Apr 2019, 21:47